Local Climate Data
Kearny,  NJ
July, 2001


Temperature Data  
High 82.1  Low 64.0             
Average Monthly 73.1                
Departure From Normal -4.7        
Highest 95 on 25 
Lowest 54  on 3 

Number of Days With  
Maximum 32F or Below 0  
Maximum 90F or Above 2    
Minimum 32F or Below 0
Minimum 0F or Below 0
Precipitation .01 or More 9
Snow & Ice 1.0+ and More 0
Heavy Fog 1/4 mi. or less 0
Thunderstorms 5
Clear 22
Partly Cloudy 7
Cloudy 2

Heating Degree Days                      
Total This Month  0             
Departure From Normal 0 
Normal  0                                    
Total for the Season 0
Departure From Normal 0
Normal 0

Cooling Degree Days
Total This Month 256
Departure From Normal -139
Normal 395
Total for the Season 589
Departure From Normal -127
Normal 725 


Precipitation Data
Total for the Month 1.81 inches
Departure From Normal -2.52 inches
24-Hours .70 on 4
Normal 4.33  inches


Wind Data
Average Speed 8.2  mph
Average Direction SSW
Fastest 18
Direction NW
Date 2

Snow & Ice
Total 0.0
24-Hours 0.0 on 0
Normal 0.0

Pressure Data
Highest 30.30 on 28
Lowest 29.71 on 9
Averaged 29.97

July 2001: The upper pattern during the month consisted of a trough in the Northwest, a ridge in the Rockies and the central Plains. A trough was also in the Northeast and eastern Canada. July 2001 averaged 73.1F and ranked as the 3rd coolest such month on record since 1977 and the coolest since 1978. July 2001 was also the 2nd consecutive such month of below normal temperatures. Twenty-six days averaged below normal and only 5 days averaged near or above normal. Temperature extremes included 95F on the 25th and 54F on the 3rd. There were 11 days with maximums below 80F and 20 days with maximums of 80F or above. There were only 2 days with maximums above 90F. 

Precipitation totaled 1.81 inches and was 2.52 inches below normal. July 2001 ranked as the 2nd driest such month on record and the driest since 1999. The most rainfall to fall in a 24-hour period was .70 of an inch on the 4th. The period June-July, rainfall totaled 6.07 inches and ranked as the 7th wettest such period on record and the driest since 1980. There were 22 clear days and only 2 overcast days.

Jim G. Munley, jr.


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